Mazullo's research interests include issues of identity and authenticity in popular music culture. His most recent research addresses the music of Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovitch. He has received numerous grants to travel to Russia and France to view rare materials, listen to recordings and receive advanced coaching on this music. Mazullo's articles on Nirvana, PJ Harvey and music in the films of David Lynch have appeared in The Musical Quarterly, Popular Music, The Journal of the American Musicological Society, Johns Hopkins Magazine and the Star Tribune. He teaches courses in Music, Politics, Identify, and Western Music, 17th, 18th Century. Mazullo frequently performs as a pianist in solo, chamber and concerto settings. EDUCATION: B.M., The Catholic University of America M.M., Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University Ph.D., University of Minnesota Mazullo has been teaching at Macalester since 1999.
Alone: Kazuo Ishiguro and the Problem of Musical Empathy, The Yale Review (2012)
Shostakovich’s Preludes and Fugues: Fashioning Identities, Representing Relationships (with Chloe Kiritz and Adam Nelson), College Music Symposium (2006)
Remembering Pop: David Lynch and the Sound of the '60s., American Music (2005)
Concerto Soloist, Beethoven #4, Minnesota Philharmonic (2010)
Courtroom Concert, Beethoven Opus 101, Schubert Club (Landmark Center) (2010)
Lecture-recital, Shostakovich, Chopin Society of Minnesota (2010)
Lecture-recital, Shostakovich, St. Olaf College (2010)